While you’re dining out in Tampa Bay, be on the lookout for these Christmas-themed cocktails! Many bars and restaurants are getting in the holiday spirit and creating delicious festive cocktail menus. It seems like everywhere we go out there’s at least 1 holiday specialty on the menu, don’t skip it! For most places, these flavors are for a limited time only and shouldn’t be taken advantage of.

What’s a better way to celebrate the best time of the year than sipping on a specialty holiday cocktail with loved ones? If you’re looking for a way to spice up date night during December, try going on a Christmas-themed bar-hopping adventure. There are plenty of spots in Tampa Bay serving Christmas-themed cocktails, but here are our top 5! Any that we missed? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.

Looking for other holiday activities in Tampa? Check out our must-see holiday event guide here. Want something to do that won’t break the bank? (Cause let’s be real, we’ll be spending all of our money on presents and Christmas cocktails). Find out which Tampa Bay neighborhoods have the best Christmas lights display and drive around with your friends and family!

Honorable mentions:

Some places didn’t make our list but still deserve an honorable mention. Woodwright Brewing Company in Dunedin has completely transformed its place to a winter wonderland. They are also hosting a bunch of classic holiday movie nights. The Saint speakeasy in St. Pete is also a great spot to check out. We know they decked out the restaurant in Christmas décor, but we couldn’t find their Christmas menu online. It’s still definitely worth the trip!

Here are 5 Christmas Themed Cocktails Around Tampa Bay You HAVE To Try

  • Rome + Fig

    Located in Hyde Park, Rome + Fig is a great destination for any fancy festive cocktails! We recommend trying the Peppermint Espresso martini! Peppermint infused vodka, borghetti espresso liqueur, cream, and espresso.

  • Miracle At Intermezzo St. Pete or Strandhill Public in Tampa

    Back and better than ever is Miracle at Mezzo at Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails in St. Pete AND at Strandhill Public in Tampa. They brought back some of the more popular drinks from last year and added some new additions to the menu. The Christmas Cricket might be our favorite. Made with Blanco tequila, coco-pandan, heavy cream, vanilla liqueur, and fernet branca menta, and mole bitters.

  • The Honu

    The pop-up Christmas bar, Sippin’ Santa at The Honu is a must-see for anyone this holiday season. Transport to a tropical, festive paradise at this Polynesian restaurant in Downtown Dunedin. We recommend trying the Yule Mule, made with tequila, applejack, lime, maple-cranberry syrup.

    Everything We Tried At Sippin' Santa Christmas Pop Up Bar In Dunedin

  • Sonder Social Club

    Sonder Social Club in Dunedin is now Santa’s Social Club for December! Be sure to try Santa’s Spiked Cider Sip cocktail made with longbranch bourbon, apple juice, lemon juice, apple syrup, apple blossom bitters, caramel foam.

  • Mandarin Heights

    If you’ve never been to this cocktail bar in Seminole Heights, we highly recommend you give it a try during the holidays. They constantly update their drink menu and lucky for us, they brought back our favorite cocktail from last year! Be sure to try the Sugar Plum Fairy cocktail made with Bombay, Luxardo sweetness, Maraschino charm, white cranberry bliss, citrus zing.

     

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